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TechEd 2010 Virtualization Sessions

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Here’s some interesting sessions for virtualization from TechEd.

Networking and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Deployment Considerations

 

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: Advanced Virtualization Management

The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Top 20 Must-Have Customizations

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager: Monitoring the Service Stack

See the Largest Mission Critical Deployment of Microsoft SQL Server around the World

Check the Latest Videos from TechEd North America

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure sessions

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Recently published videos for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure sessions.
Have a look at: TechNet Edge.

Session 1: VDI Day: Citrix & Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Strategy

In this session we will guide you through the desktop virtualization strategy and show you how Citrix and Microsoft will help you reduce the costs of Managing your virtual desktop infrastructure. We will answer questions like: “Will desktop virtualization really fit every user?”

 

Session 2: VDI Day: Planning and Deploying VDI with Citrix and Microsoft

In this more technical session we will drill down into the Microsoft virtualization architecture of VDI and determine what key questions need to be asked and answered around required components, networking, capacity and end user experience. In the second part of the Presentation we will drill down into the Citrix components of our joint VDI solution. You will learn what the different key components are and how to setup your own test environment.

Session 3: VDI Day: Planning and Deploying VDI with Citrix and Microsoft

In the second part of the Presentation we will drill down into the Citrix components of our joint VDI solution. You will learn what the different key components are, what they add on top of the Virtualization back-end. By then end of this session you will be geared up with the knowledge to setup your own test environment.

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Written by IT Core

June 14, 2010 at 11:05 PM

How to use Problem Steps Recorder

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From App-V Team Blog.

“On Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, there is a great troubleshooting tool called the Problem Steps Recorder (PSR). The PSR allows screenshots and details of actions to be automatically recorded and saved in a .MHT file that is automatically zipped. A user can send this file to Microsoft Support to provide an accurate account of steps to reproduce and issue. There is a short video on TechNet that gives a demonstration of the Problem steps recorder.

We can appropriate this tool and turn it into a Sequencing Steps Recorder to document “recipes” for sequencing applications. Other App-V blog articles have demonstrated how to use video to document sequencing. The Problem Steps Recorder just provides another alternative, especially for those users that like to read from a printout.

The PSR can be easily be found on Windows 7 or Server 2008 just by clicking on the Windows Logo and typing “steps” ,“record”, or “PSR.exe” in the search bar”

Read more at: “Document Sequencing on Windows 7 with the Problem Steps Recorder

Hyper-V (VDI) Deployment troubleshooting tips

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Here’s a nice article from Remote Desktop Services Team Blog, where they explain common troubleshooting tricks for deploying RemoteApp for Hyper-V.

Similar to RemoteApp, the RemoteApp for Hyper-V feature allows users to access a specific hosted application remotely, as opposed to the entire desktop. When using RemoteApp, the application runs in the context of a server session; however, RemoteApp for Hyper-V enables remote access to an application running on a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). That is, this feature allows you to launch applications that are hosted on VMs as remote applications.

Read more at RemoteApp for Hyper-V (VDI) Deployment

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Active Directory and Personal Virtual Desktops

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Here’s a nice article from Remote Desktop Services Team Blog, that explain de Active Directory schema requirements for virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops.

Microsoft’s VDI solution offers two deployment scenarios: virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops. Virtual desktop pools are not dependent on a specific Active Directory schema level; however, personal virtual desktops do need a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 schema.

Here are the Active Directory requirements for personal virtual desktops:

  • To deploy personal virtual desktops, your schema for the Active Directory forest must be at least Windows Server 2008. To use the added functionality provided by the Personal Virtual Desktop tab in the User Account Properties dialog box in Active Directory Users and Computers, you must run Active Directory Users and Computers from a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 or from a computer running Windows 7 that has Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed.
  • You must use a domain functional level of at least Windows 2000 Server native mode. The functional levels Windows 2000 Server mixed mode and Windows Server 2003 interim mode are not supported.

 

Video Series for Application Virtualization

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How to configure App-V; create, publish, and update virtual applications; and create and manage policies for virtual applications.

Videos available here

AppLocker is a new feature of Windows7 that allows administrators to define policies that can allow or deny a user’s ability to run or install executable, MSI, or script files. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) separates the application from the operating system preventing application conflicts and enabling the ability to run multiple versions of an application of the same desktop. Virtual applications can be delivered in many ways – streaming by assigning applications to user, delivering to machines via Configuration Manager or by using file streaming from removable media. Using App-V and Applocker together ensures that no matter how the application is delivered or what format is takes, physical or virtual, it will respect the policies defined by IT. Watch these demonstrations to learn how to configure App-V; create, update, and publish virtual applications; and create and manage policies for virtual applications.

To download the videos individually get them click the links bellow:

  • App-V Configuration Options
  • App-V with AppLocker Executable Rules
  • App-V with AppLocker Windows Installer Rules
  • Creating an App-V Virtual Application – Using the Sequencer
  • Deprovision a Virtual Application Using App-V
  • Launching an App-V Virtual Application and Reviewing Client Configuration
  • Using App-V Metering to Manage Application Licenses
  • Publishing an App-V Virtual Application Using Full Infrastructure Mode
  • Running Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 Virtualised
  • Update a Virtual Application Using App-V
  • Using Dynamic Suiting to Create a Plug-in Dependency in Word
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    Written by IT Core

    February 26, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    App-V 4.6 Virtual Labs available for use!!!

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    Need to improve your skills on App-V?  Take a look at these links, they may help you with that task:

    Learning App-V Basics includes preparation, streaming and launch of virtual applications

    Learning App-V Intermediate Skills includes Application update, Dynamic Suite Composition and Metering

    Learning to Configure App-V for Standalone Client Mode includes Standalone Client Mode and AppLocker

    Written by IT Core

    February 23, 2010 at 9:34 PM